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“Good location but thats all”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Smiths Hotel

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Smiths Hotel
Ranked #92 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
Scotland
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23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good location but thats all”
Reviewed August 14, 2009

This hotel is located in a good area and central for visiting many attractions in Glasgow. The Hotel itself was unclean, the carpets were dirty and no hot water. Whilst the cost of the rooms was reasonable, the additional cost to upgrade to a better hotel is worth while.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Leven
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2009

Great location for SECC, cheap but very dated and dirty. Also noisey and staff could be more helpful especially at breakfast.

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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kvenvikmoen
1 review
Reviewed March 6, 2009

Me and a friend stayed here mid october 2008 and althoug it was not the most expensive hotel it was not value for money. We had a double room with shared bathroom.
I have never seen such a dirty room... I have no idea what color the carpet once was, or the ceiling for that matter. The beds were so worn that my friend could not sleep because it made so much noise every time I turned. This was the first day of our scottish holiday and I had back aches the rest of the trip.
Also the shared bathroom was so small that you could hardly turn when you had closed the door, it was also quite dirty.
That being said, I think they had started a renovation process, at least I hope so, since doors had been blocked etc. The staff was quite friendly and the breakfast was ok.
If you are going to stay in this hotel, please make sure they have acutally completed the renovation or you will be sorry you paid money for a room here.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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north east UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2008

i gave this an above average review for the value you get for your money, i stayed there with my boyfriend in a double room after not being able to find anywere else to stay, walk in - 46 pounds for the night , the bed was clean and comfortable, the bathroom looked brand new and really clean,it was one of the better bathrooms i have seen in a budget hotel yet and just as nice as the premiere inns bathrooms,

the room was basic but spacious, there was a kettle with tea coffee etc...the only downfall i would say is that we were given room 3 which shared a wall with the reception so we could every single person checking in and out noiseily,
i would reccomend staying there for the price location and cleanlyness but do not stay in room 3 and dont exspect a smile from the reception wen u leave she was to busy playing soltaire on her computer!

  • Liked — the bathroom
  • Disliked — the unannounced guest
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank samnortheastUK
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2008

I used this B&B for a weekend break. At £38/night for a single en-suite room it is on the cheap side for Glasgow.
The location is good being just on the edge of the city centre which is a 5 to 10 minute taxi ride away. There are good bus links from at the hotel. There are several places to eat within walking distance plus some nice pubs.
For car users - there is a v. small off street car park. From Friday 6pm to Monday 8am there is free on street parking by the hotel. A word of warning, researching hotels in central Glasgow I found many have no free off/on street parking, car parks in Glasgow are expensive.
The room - in good decorative order and everything worked. The en-suite was spotlessly clean. The only critiseim is the lighing is a bil dull. My room was at the front which is onto a main road so there is some traffic noise.
Breakfast was satisfactory.
I used this hotel a couple of years ago and had a basic room without en-suite. Very cheap at around £25 but it was a bit tatty. If using this hotel go for the en-suite rooms.
If going back to Glasgow this is a hotel I would consider using again.

  • Liked — Price and location
  • Disliked — Dull lighting in room
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
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1 Thank ScotchAndy
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 5, 2008

My wife and I stayed one week at the hotel for an International Conference at the Scottish Exhibition Center and we found the accommodations very good, even if simple. Location is excellent, close to the Exhibition Center, Kelvingrove and 20 minutes walk to the city centre. Breakfast was good and they offered free wi-fi (on the lower floor), which was very handy. Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Liked — Location, value, helpfulness of staff
  • Disliked — A little glitch with the hot water
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
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Thank MMig
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SE England
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2008

I can't believe the first review (above) is the same hotel I stayed at. I stayed a couple of nights. Smith's is quite basic, but serves as a good base in Glasgow. My room was small but clean, the en-suite bathroom was immaculate. Staff were friendly & helpful; breakfast was well-cooked & ample.
I would recommend this hotel as it is very convenient for Kelvingrove Museum, the University & central Glasgow. I think that £36 per night en suite is excellent value.

  • Liked — Location & value
  • Stayed August 2008
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Additional Information about Smiths Hotel

Property: Smiths Hotel
Address: 963 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G3 7TQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Smiths Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Smiths Hotel Glasgow, is a budget hotel located on Glasgow's bustling Sauchiehall Street. This B' Listed Building with striking Victorian facade and is nestled between the city's cosmopolitan centre and the stylish West End. The Smiths Hotel is also within close proximity to theatres, entertainment venues and the city's diverse selection of retail emporia lending to its position as one of Glasgow's budget hotels for city breaks. ... more   less 
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